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Ontario has set exposure limits for chemicals in the workplace. In this 2 day seminar you'll learn: What is new about these limits? How can you effectively provide an input into developing a permanent process for setting exposure limits in Ontario?....

Course Outline
Ontario has set exposure limits for chemicals in the workplace.  Every industrial and mining workplace in Ontario is expected to comply. The Ontario government will soon embark on consultation to develop a permanent process for setting limits.  It is also landing strategic initiatives to vigorously enforce these limits.  In this two day seminar you learn:
What is new about these limits?
What is the basis of these limits?
How can you effectively provide an input into developing a permanent process for setting exposure limits in Ontario?
How can you comply with these limits in a cost effective and efficient manner?

Objectives To bring participants to an appreciations of the practical factors that must be considered in ensuring compliance with standards while maintaining economic viability to demonstrate to participants how compliance can be achieved by considering on-going practice in some typical industries.

Who Should Attend Those involved in management, production, research and development, control of occupational health and safety and in technical sales in industries that produce chemicals such as chemicals, petrochemicals, plastics, biochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and fine and specialty chemicals.  Industries that handle and use chemicals from these industries in the manufacture of downstream products will also benefit from this seminar.

Program Outline Instructor: Om Malik, ECOH Management, Inc.,

Evolution Of Standards
• What are standards
• Occupational health standards
• Occupational exposure limits
• Performance vs. procedural standards
• Distinction between standards, guidelines, bench marks and best Practices
• Exposure limits in Ontario
• Existing Reg. respecting chemicals
• Designated substances Regs.

What is New about Exposure Limits
Setting Exposure Limits
• Estimation of Standard setting process
• Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment and Risk Management
• Dose-Response relationship
- Basis of Exposure Limits
- Epidemiological data
- Industrial experience
- Animal studies
- Chemical analogy

Occupational Exposure Limits in Ontario
• Relationship with Threshold Limit Values (TLVs)
• Uses and abuses of OELs
• Types of OELs
- Time-weighted Exposure Value (TWAEV)
- Ceiling Exposure Value (CEV)
- Short-term Exposure Value (STEV)
- OELs for mixtures
- Special Notations

Complying With Exposure Limits
• Estimating worker exposure potential without air sampling
• Quantity of use
• Physical properties: boiling point, dustiness
• Assessing health risk potential
• Information from Material Safety Data Sheets
• Toxicology sources
• Developing control strategy
• Containment
• Engineering controls
• Dilution ventilation

Establishing Worker Exposure Using Air Sampling
• Choosing appropriate sampling method
• Instant, long-term
• Area vs. Personal samples
• Direct-reading or requiring laboratory backup
• Developing sampling strategy
• Where, when and who to sample
• Choosing accredited laboratory
• Interpreting air sampling results
• Lower and upper confidence limits

Controlling Exposures
• Substitution
• Engineering controls
• Local exhaust
• Isolation
• Personal protective equipment
• Hierarchy of controls

Impacts of New Exposure Limits Regulation
• Designated substances regulations
• Sampling and analytical techniques
• Respirator codes
• Review of assessments and control programs
• Medical monitoring
• WHMIS requirements
• Material safety data sheets
• Precautionary risk phrases

Workshop Case Studies
Workshop Presentations From Workshops

Role of Communications in Achieving Compliance – a Case Study
• Role of joint health and safety committee
• Setting expectations
• Regular updates

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

After participating in this course, you will be able to:
  • Review an update on exposure limits
  • Become familiar with the process of setting the standards
  • Develop procedures for developing your own exposure limits
  • Learn to comply with the standard at the least cost to your organization

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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